The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Julio Borges, referred on Monday to the article published by the Wall Street Journal about the installation of an Iranian military conglomerate in Venezuela and assured that there is already an alliance to affect the interests in the region. He insisted that Alex Saab was the hinge of this relationship between two regimes that protect terrorism.
“As we have denounced, Iran is using Venezuela as its base of operations to expand its influence in the region and the role of Alex Saab is crucial within this Iranian positioning. It is not an alliance to sell gasoline, it is a link to affect the interests of the region,” he warned.
The foreign policy representative of Juan Guaidó’s government also recalled that Alex Saab was the hinge of the relationship between Tehran’s regime and Nicolás Maduro. “Alex Saab was the architect of the relationship between Iran and Maduro, he was the one who traveled on Mahan Air to coordinate all the gasoline shipments to Venezuela. We know how this process went, we have made a permanent monitoring”, he warned.
He also said that Venezuelans expect justice to prevail in Saab’s case because it is he who has enriched himself at the expense of the suffering of the majority of the country. He said that the regime, together with its allies, are moving all their influences to free the Colombian tycoon, because they know that the information he handles about the black economy that sustains Maduro is vital.
Finally, he called on all countries in the region to form a coalition to reject the presence of Iran in Venezuela, as well as terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, which in his opinion represent a severe threat to the peace and security of the continent.
Como lo hemos denunciado, Irán utiliza a Venezuela como base de sus operaciones para expandir su influencia en la región y el papel de Alex Saab es crucial. No es una alianza para vender gasolina, es un vínculo para afectar los intereses de la región. https://t.co/QMNjfEAQiS
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) July 6, 2020